Roots Entwined

Roots Entwined

345.00 395.00

Year-long Group Parent Coaching Class

2019-20 Schedule:

    Fall Semester -

        September 26th, 3-4:30pm EST

        October 24th, 3-4:30pm EST

        December 5th, 3-4:30pm EST

    Spring Semester -

        January 16th, 3-4:30pm EST

        February 20th, 3-4:30pm EST

        March 26th, 3-4:30pm EST

The week before the class, you will receive a welcome email containing:

  • Zoom Webinar invitation link

  • Instructional materials and exercises provided each session

Ongoing guidance shows parent educators how to teach Intentional Copywork and Dictation strategies to their struggling readers and writers.

“I absolutely loved this class. The intentional copywork has focused our LA into something that is meaningful and successful for my kids. It has helped me be able to find certain aspects of a passage that I know we need to work on and then teach it in a way that my kids actually understand and then put into practice with their dictation. I think the whole class taught me to be a better educator of LA.” ~ Class Participant

What are educator training classes?

All language arts studies rely on complex underlying language skills. Success in reading and writing requires explicit teaching strategies that cross these intertwined skill areas.

Our classes dive deeply into each underlying language arts skill area, equipping educators to meet individual student needs. Deep learning strategies are provided and demonstrated, helping educators know how to best teach reading and writing skills at all learning levels. We show you methods that are effective and research-based. All classes include instructional materials and exercises to be used by the educator throughout the school year.

In the live class, you will have the opportunity to ask questions. Class recordings will be made available to all participants after the course, viewable for up to 12 months. You must have a Zoom account to participate in our classes. This account is free and easy to set up at

“Last year my son used to cry and say that he was the dumbest kid in his class . . . A couple months ago on the way to school my son actually told me, “Mom, I’m a good speller, huh?” His confidence has grown so much as I’ve implemented the things I learned from this class. He doesn’t complain about LA anymore; in fact, he seems to enjoy it now . . . This is such a HUGE accomplishment for him.” ~ Christine

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What will I learn?

Roots Entwined teaches our Intentional Copywork and Dictation practice, and its role in any comprehensive language arts program. Intentional learning is a two-part practice:

  • Practicing reading and writing skills to obtain a level of proficiency and automaticity (specific skill training taught through the Laying a Path class series)

  • Consolidating practiced skills by engaging in copywork and dictation.

Each parent coaching class includes three segments:

1. Professional instruction

2. Guided parent practice/planning

3. Open question and answer forum

“Thank you for your care and dedication in helping us all, in an on-going way. The whole class ...has helped ease my mind. The way you presented it was helpful in giving an overview. Seeing you demonstrate that there are choices to be made in every passage was liberating. I see more clearly that it's a process!” ~ Class Participant

How does it help?

Roots Entwined includes a series of 90-minute online interactive sessions for parents who want a guide through their language arts school year. We help you identify your student’s current struggles and skills, and then develop ongoing strategies based on their individual needs.

Through live demonstrations, home educators are introduced to Intentional Copywork, Dictation, and Editing lessons that incorporate all foundational areas of language arts, with a focus on key areas common to struggling readers and writers. Concepts are presented in three sessions per semester, allowing educators time to implement ideas and strategies throughout the school year.

A weekly schedule of Skill and Consolidation practice covers primary areas in language arts, allowing parents to focus on their student’s individual needs:

  • Reading Comprehension and Accuracy

  • Phonics, Spelling, Word Study, and Vocabulary

  • Grammar, Punctuation, and Handwriting

  • Intentional Copywork with Intentional Editing

  • Dictation with Intentional Editing

Parents are encouraged to utilize their own phonics programs and literature selections for their children, coordinating them with the lessons provided. Modifications and recommendations are provided.

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“What I love about your approach is that you are taking all of this very complicated information and funneling it down for us into very simple steps and concepts that "fit" into our home education. It feels right and it works! And the kids respond to honoring them as learners.” ~ Class Participant